Homicide, Dartmouth

Crime Of The Week

Police Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Dartmouth

At 2:10 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a reports of a single vehicle collision into a utility pole with an unconscious driver at Mount Edward Road / Cranberry Crescent, Dartmouth.  Officers confirmed a shooting had taken place and the adult male driver sustained life-threatening injuries.  Multiple officers are currently on scene, including K-9, and Forensic Identification members. We ask that people avoid the area.

Traffic Blocked:  All vehicle and pedestrian traffic is blocked on Mount Edward Road between Ridgecrest Drive and Stuart Harris Drive.  And on Cranberry Crescent between Mount Edward Road and Hibernia Court.  The roads will remain closed for an extended period of time.

Investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation.  The investigation is in its preliminary stages and is ongoing.

Update:

Victim in yesterday’s weapons call succumbs to injuries
Death ruled as homicide  
The driver injured in yesterday’s weapons call in the area of Mount Edward Road/ Cranberry Crescent, Dartmouth has succumbed to his injuries overnight. The victim is a 25-year-old man from Dartmouth. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notifications to the victim’s next of kin.
An autopsy has been completed by the Medical Examiner and the manner of death has been ruled as homicide.  Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
The incident continues to be investigated by the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and is ongoing. 
Update:

Police seek public assistance in Dartmouth homicide investigation

Homicide investigators with the Integrated Criminal Investigations Division are seeking assistance from members of the public who may have video images in their possession including dash camera footage from their vehicles yesterday, Saturday, February 20, 2021 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. for the following locations: 

Main Street in Dartmouth and Westphal between Ridgecrest Drive and Lake Major Road;

Ridgecrest Drive in Dartmouth; and

Mount Edward Road in Dartmouth. 

Members of the public in possession of these images are asked to call police at 902-490-5020. 

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020.  Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.